Escrow.com published their Domain Investment Index for Q4 2022. You can view the full report here.
Year-on-year, Escrow has seen a 49.26% decrease in the total value of domain name transactions from $158M in 4Q21 to $80M in 4Q22.
Over 75% of the fall in 4Q22 is attributable to the decrease in the volume of domain name transactions, which decreased by 20% from US$514M in FY21, to $411M in FY22. Global venture capital funding in FY22 fell 35% to US$445 billion. This drop followed through to a fall in mega domain transactions ($10m+).
Escrow.com Gross Payment Volume (GPV) in 4Q22 was AU$189.5m down 48% on pcp or (US$124.5m down 53.2% on pcp). For the FY22, Escrow GPV was $953.4m, down 11.7% on pcp (US$668.4m, down 17.3%).
Despite this drop, the Escrow.com business was profitable in FY22.